Mobile Games and App Development Level 3 Extended Diploma

Mobile Games and App Development Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Mobile Games and App Development is the first course in the Yorkshire region to combine mobile and web technologies with desktop applications development. The two-year course is designed to meet demand for technical and creative experts.

 Learners will develop an understanding and skill-set in using various software tools to design and develop mobile and desktop applications. This includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, Android Studio, Unreal Engine, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and C++.

 The course will provide assessment opportunities in relation to work related/employer led work. You will explore this growing industry by designing and developing both desktop and mobile-based apps and games. The course will increase your knowledge of mobile-based apps and games, web based applications, manipulating graphics, programming and designing user interfaces for digital marketing and businesses.


All the reasons to undertake our Mobile Games and App Development course

  • Two thirds of the world's population use a mobile device - that is more than 5 billion subscribers to mobile networks.
  • The UK has the highest number of job roles for mobile/web apps and games within Europe.
  • Everything you do in your daily life can be modelled as a mobile application - this ranges from shopping to getting a ride on the bus, scheduling appointments, cooking, playing games and much more.
  • The field of mobile and web application development is a growing trend and has seen a tremendous rise in popularity in the last few years.
  • Excellent career opportunities - Three of the top four jobs held by web design and development graduates employed in the UK are web design and development professional, programmer and software development professional and graphic designer. (ref:
  • 74.9% of graduates in a web design/programming related fields are employed in well paid jobs. (ref:
  • Great opportunities to study further, allowing you to explore areas in computer science, interactive media, graphic design, web design/development, software development, business, software and mobile engineering.
  • Depending on skill level and experience, you can earn anything between £20k to £50k. Average salary for web developer in the UK is £31k. Skills in both Web and mobile application development will attract a much higher salary. (ref:
Duration 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 73840-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee* 19+: £7,394 (19+ fee subject to change) (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible) *Be aware that if you are 18 when you start your studies you may have to pay fees for a year 2 top-up.

What you learn

Course themes:

• Website development

• Mobile apps development

• Computer games development

• Digital 2D and 3D graphics

• Digital animation and effects

• The Internet of Things

• Creating systems to manage information

• Using social media in business

• Programming

• Project management

Benefits / Skills you will develop

Learners will develop an understanding and skill-set in using various software tools to design and develop mobile and desktop applications. This includes:

  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Animate 3D and 2D 
  • 3DS Max/Maya
  • Android Studio/Visual Studio
  • Unreal Engine/Unity
  • HTML and CSS
  • C++ and C#

The course will provide assessment opportunities in relation to work related/employer led work. Many skills overlap with creative media and the computing industry.

How you will be assessed

This Level 3 qualification is assessed via a combination of internal assessment, where tasks are set and marked by your tutors, and external assessment where tasks are set by BTEC and your response to them is marked by BTEC examiners. There are written exams for mandatory units.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

From September 2019 Digital Arts courses will be delivered in our state of the art facilities based at our new campus, Quarry Hill.

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English and ideally maths or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills), NVQ2 or Level 2 Diploma at Pass grade with English or Maths at minimum Grade 4 (C) or equivalent (e.g., Level 2 in Functional Skills).

What's next

Successful completion of the Mobile Games and App Development course will lead to the award of an Diploma/Extended Diploma in IT, which is the equivalent of two/three A-levels. Most learners progress onto a degree course in areas such as Games Development, Games Design, Interactive Media, Computer Science, Web Development or Computer Games Programming. The qualification is also excellent preparation for a career in many branches of computing including the multimedia and computer games industries.

Completing the Mobile Games and App Development course, you will emerge from the study programme with well rounded set of creative skills and an underpinning knowledge of the mobile games and application development industries. This course is for you if you want to explore a future in the visual, creative, computing side of games/app creation.

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite